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Allvaret – Tänk på döden LP out now!

Originally released on Erste Theke Tonträger in Germany, this is the US press (complete with new art) for the band’s US tour. 330 pressed on black (along with 75 test pressings that were available – and quickly sold out – on their US tour).
Swedish outfit Allvaret emerged from a fertile musical background to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one spin. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section, with the harmonic drum and bass parts, reminds of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! But the most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with perfectly matching Swedish lyrics to top things off and emphasize the band’s own character. Members of Vånna Inget.
Comes with a download code

Stream it here

Buy it here

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Unwelcome Guests – Wavering LP

Mixing the raw energy and heartfelt lyrics in the vein of Husker Du and catchy vocal melodies that are akin to those found on a Springsteen album, The Unwelcome Guests rock through songs leaving the listeners begging for more and the songs are sung with heartfelt conviction. From the poppy drunken sing-along style, to the slow heartbreak songs, to the country tinged mid-paced rockers. 500 on black with download code.

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So Many Tours!

So the Dirt Cult Show in Austin on March 15th (https://www.facebook.com/events/563740770361970/?fref=ts) means a bunch of bands are hitting the road in the coming weeks:


CHICAGO Saturday March 8th w/ Fur Coats,Days Off at The Township. early show 6p.m.

MILWAUKEE Sunday March 9th  at Bremen Cafe and it’s FREE

MINNEAPOLIS Monday March 10th  w/ Nato Coles &TBDB, Diver Dress at Memory Lanes https://www.facebook.com/events/1412553392327041/

KANSAS CITY Tuesday March 11th  HOUSE SHOW! at The Pointless Forest

COLUMBIA, MO Wednesday March 12th Columbia,MO w/Chad Christ and Paper Ceilings at Cafe Berlin https://www.facebook.com/events/601176723301643/?previousaction=join&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

LITTLE ROCK Thursday March 13th at The Hollow House

FT WORTH Friday March 14th w/ Daylight Robbery, Litigators at 1919 Hemphill

AUSTIN Saturday March 15th  DIRT CULT RECORDS SHOWCASE @THE GRAND w/Daylight Robbery, Canadian Rifle, Fur Coats, Brain Attack, The Distressers, Muhammahdli

SUNDOWNERS without Unwelcome Guests
OKLAHOMA CITY Sunday March 16th @ TBA

UNWELCOME GUESTS without Sundowners
3/17 –Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s w/ Tuff Tits, Citizens for the Neutron Bomb
3/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Club Cool w/ The Minor Kind, Bethy Squires: Party Witch, Watership Down
3/19 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Emily and the Complexes, Church Camp

03/11-St. Louis @ Lemmon’s
03/12-Tulsa @ The Sound Pony
03/13-OKC @ TBA
03/14-Ft Worth @ 1919 Hemp Hill w/ Daylight Robbery, Unwelcome guests,
03/15-Austin @ The Grand, DirtCult Records showcase w/ Daylight Robbery, Sundowners, Unwelcome Guests, Fur Coats, Disstressors, Muhammahadali, Brain Attack
03/16-Las Cruces @ The Trainyard w/Atlantic Thrills, Man Hands, Lie
03/17- Tempe @ 51 West
03/18- San Diego @ The Tower Bar w/Rebels and Traitors, and squarecrow
03/19- Pomona @ VLHS w/ Nervosas and White Murder
03/21-Berkeley @ Gilman St w/ The FLeshies, Iron Chic, Great Apes, Jabber
03/22-San Francisco @ Thee Parkside w/Great Apes, Hard Girls, and Acid Fast
03/23-Trip out and look at trees
03/24-Portland @ The Know w/ The Stops
03/25-Longview, WA @ The Chinese Garden w/ The Abolitionist
03/26-Seattle @ The Kraken w/Random Orbits and The Loss and Iron Chic
03/27-Victoria, B.C @ The Rat Shack w/ Cancers
03/28- Vancouver @ ALf House w/ Cancers
03/29-Calgary @ Tubby Dog w/ Cancers
03/31-Winnipeg @285 Lipton w/ Cancers
04/01- Minneapolis @ Hexagon w Deep Cuts, Babequest, Brain Caves

Mar 08 @ Township (Chicago, IL)
Mar 13 @ Lost Cross  (Carbondale, IL)
Mar 14 @ Low Key Arts (Hot Springs, AR)
March 15 @ The Grand (Austin, TX)

3/8 – Houston, TX @ Walters w/ Iron Chic, Muhammadali, Something Fierce
3/9 – Ft Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Iron Chic, Stymie, Half Truths
3/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Trends Die House w/ Iron Chic, Ex-Boyfriends, The Discretions
3/11 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard w/ Iron Chic, Divers, Scorsese
3/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks w/ Iron Chic, Stabbed in Back, The Ill Motion
3/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House w/ Iron Chic
3/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Taproom w/ Iron Chic, Rumspringer, Lenguas Largas

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Low Culture – S/T 7″ repress out now

We’ve been out of these for a while, but this records (a split release between Dirt Cult, Dead Broke, Drunken Sailor, and Rad Girlfriend) has gotten the repress treatment. 300 on black with a new cover just in time for the band’s quick trip across the Southwest with Iron Chic:

March 8th @ Walter (Houston, TX) w/ Iron Chic, Something Fierce, Muhammadali

March 9th @ 1919 Hemphill (Ft. Worth, TX) w/ Iron Chic, Stymie, Half Truths

March 10th @ Trends Die Haus (San Antonio, TX) w/ Iron Chic, Ex-Boyfriends, The Discressions

March 11th @ Trainyard (Las Cruces, NM) w/ Iron Chic, Divers, Scorsese

March 12th @ Gasworks (Albuquerque, NM) w/ Iron Chic, Stabbed in Back, The Ill Motion

March 13th @ Cottage House (Flagstaff, AZ) w/ Iron Chic

March 14th @ Yucca Taproom (Tempe, AZ) w/ Iron Chic, Rumpsringer, Lenguas Largas

You can order here

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I mean, yeah, fuck SxSW and all that, but that weekend seemed like as good of an excuse as any to get a bunch of Dirt Cult bands together and crash The Grand together. I am so stoked to announce that Dirt Cult is doing a show on March 15th @ The Grand (Austin, TX) at 7PM with a full line-up of Dirt Cult bands including: Canadian Rifle, Daylight Robbery, Sundowners, Fur Coats, Distressers, Muhammahadali, and Brain Attack. Oh, and it’s fucking free! Please come and support. And buy some records from all these awesome bands (we’ll probably have a distro available as well.

Here’s the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563740770361970/?fref=ts

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Other People

Ah, the internet. One minute you can be recording some songs, and the next minute you can be posting them on the worldwide web for mass consumption. And that’s exactly what happened this weekend when I showed my wife some songs I’d been working on with just me, myself, and a drum machine. We decided to write some lyrics and record them all and just…keep recording. And that’s how Other People was born. I’ve posted 5 songs on the Dirt Cult Bandcamp page and I’ll just keep posting new ones as we write and record them. Give them a listen. Or don’t. We don’t care.


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Canadian Rifle – Deep Ends Pre-Order (officially out November 26th)

I’ve set a release date on this record for November 26th, but the records are here so I figured “fuck it, why not?” Though this record won’t be in distros until the release date, if you order direct from Dirt Cult, these will go out now. If you want to wait to hear the record, hold tight. We’ll be debuting some songs and hopefully a stream on various sites in the coming weeks. Anyway, here’s some info:

Canadian Rifle – Deep Ends LP
Deep Ends is the second LP from Canadian Rifle, arguably Chicago’s best melodic hardcore band.  The band plays  confessional punk with brash vocals (reminiscent of Leatherface and early Jawebreaker) with themes that range from crossing lines when you know you shouldn’t, trying to keep something alive when you’re running on empty, as well as struggles with addiction. Needless to say, it’s pretty bleak in its lyrical and musical approach, but played with an angered energy that’ll keep you fist pumping for the duration. Pretty fucking great for a band with no dreams and no goals. 112 of these are on tie-dyed vinyl via mailorder only. Comes with a download code.

Order tie-dyed vinyl here: http://dirtcultrecords.storenvy.com/products/3650707-canadian-rifle-deep-ends-lp-tie-dyed-vinyl

Order black vinyl here: http://dirtcultrecords.storenvy.com/products/3650722-canadian-rifle-deep-ends

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VVHILE – VVHILE is Vanity 7″ and FREE MACHINES – Cursive Moon 7″

Time for another round of new releases!

VVHILE – VVHILE is Vanity 7″

I was turned on to VVHILE about a year ago by my friend Flo (Trapdoor Tourz/Cut the Chord That…Records) and this record has been in the works ever since. Originally released on Twin Toe Records out of Germany (in an extremely limited quantity and with a different design), Dirt Cult is hoping that this pressing will serve as an introduction to a bit larger audience.

Hailing from Serbia, VVHILE began as a simple punk duo, playing Wipers like riffs, but soon started gravitating towards more experimental and noisy sounds.VVHILE deserves your attention whether you’re a fan of the swirling psychedelic shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine or the angular punk of Hot Snakes.   At times the duo sounds like a 10-piece  (and this isn’t just studio trickery. The live footage I’ve seen sounds about the same). This release looks and sounds different than anything Dirt Cult has ever released. We’ve pressed 500 copies all on clear Vinyl with an embossed record jacket and beautiful insert. Comes with a download code

FREE MACHINES – Cursive Moon 7″

If you’re anything like me, all you need to know about this release is that Free Machines features the long-awaited return of ex-Swing Ding Amigos co-frontman Jimmy to recording and banding. But if running a label has taught me anything, most people are not like me. So I’ll write a bit more. Free Machines hail from Tucson, were majority of the best southwestern punk bands of the last 15 years have come from (This is not up for debate. Swing Ding Amigos, Shark Pants, Weird Lovemakers, The Blacks, Lenguas Largas, Knockout Pills, and so on. No one can fuck with that). Imagine Swing Ding Amigos slowed down a bit and with a whole lot more Greg Cartwright swagger. Punks aging gracefully. Comes with a download code

VVHILE is a “pre-order” and should be shipping in the coming weeks. Free Machines is ready to ship now. You can also buy both as a “bundle” for a discounted price. See below:

Get VVHILE here

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Sweatshop Boys – The Great Depression LP

Today we’re gonna go ahead and put up The Sweatshop Boys – The Great Depression LP. These are in route from Germany, but we promised we’d have em out today, so they are on sale. This was a split label release between a bunch of international labels. We only have 90 of them, so get them while you can. The total pressing count is 250 on white/250 on black.

Sweatshop Boys are the catchiest band I’ve ever heard from Israel. However, I’ll concede that I’ve only heard a small handful of bands from the country, so let’s just say that Sweatshop Boys are one of the catchiest bands I’ve ever heard. They play a blend of pop punk and garage rock that’s bouncy, melodic, and a tad bit dark all at the same time. Fans of Marked Men and Red Dons should take note. Fun fact: this album is one of the only albums all 3 (other) members of Low Culture asked “What the hell is this? It’s really good!” almost in unison when on tour out of the hundreds I make them listen to when I’m driving.

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Muhammadali – Future Songs Cassette

The follow up to their amazing S/T 12″ released on Dirt Cult last year. Muhammadali return with a brand new full length of spaced out punk reminiscent of Hickey, Flaming Lips (pre-Yoshimi), and Butthole Surfers. Expect vinyl sometime in late 2013 or early 2014, but we rushed a tape release in time for their tour to Awesome Fest 7 and beyond. Limited to 250 in clear shells. Comes with a download code.

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